Monday, February 16, 2009

-Odd Architecture Designs-

 Nord LB building (Hannover, Germany)

 Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The original idea of these cubic houses came about in the 1970s.

Piet Blom has developed a couple of these

cubic houses that were built in Helmond.
The city of Rotterdam asked him

to design housing on top of a pedestrian bridge

and he decided to use the cubic houses idea.

The concept behind these houses is that

he tries to create a forest by each cube representing an abstract tree;

therefore the whole village becomes a forest.

Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)
Expo 67, one of the world’s largest universal expositions was held in Montreal.

Housing was one of the main themes of Expo 67.
The cube is the base, the mean and the finality of Habitat 67.

In its material sense, the cube is a symbol of stability.

As for its mystic meaning, the cube is symbol of wisdom, truth, moral perfection,

at the origin itself of our civilization.
354 cubes of a magnificent grey-beige build up one

on the other to form 146 residences nestled between sky and earth,

between city and river, between greenery and light.

Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, United States)

The Basket Building (Ohio, United States)
The Longaberger Basket Company building in Newark,

Ohio might just be a strangest office building in the world.

The 180,000-square- foot building, a replica of the company’s famous market basket,

cost $30 million and took two years to complete.

Many experts tried to persuade Dave Longaberger to alter his plans,

but he wanted an exact replica of the real thing.

 Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (France)

The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)
Construction of the building started in in January 2003

and in December 2003 it was finished.

House architecture is based on Jan Marcin Szancer

(famous Polish drawer and child books illustrator)

and Per Dahlberg (Swedish painter living in Sopot) pictures and paintings.

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